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chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the big story is the extreme heat. we are used to handling hot weather around here but this stuff is downright dangerous. in the last two days, d.c. fire and ems crews have seen a 25% increase in calls with about 300 people being if prance poured to the --- transported to the hospital each day. >>> when you walk outside at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning when we get ready to come to work and it is sweltering already, you just know that the rest of the day is going to be let's just call it challenging. >> when you get in the car, man, it is not pleasant. it will be a tough day, folks. we do have the excessive heat warping in effect. we have a code red air koala letter in effect from unhealthy air quale and it will just be problematic. you want to limit your time outdoors and stay indoors in air conditioning as much as you can. if the power is out at your house, go for a mall or movie theater or something like that. here we go. this is the excessive heat warping. it goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. this morning and will are main in effect for 10:00 p.m. tonight.
incredible. it's almost 90 degrees at 10:00 at night. >> shawn, it feels like 108 degrees. that is the big part of this story, that humidity that is so incredible. now we are entering primetime. what we had before was the warm- up to what is going to be the real excessive heat and that gets going around our area tomorrow even hotter than today. 99 degrees at dulles, didn't break any records, but the records are real old am now we have an excessive heat -- old. now we have an excessive heat warning. let me show you the graphic. not only was that excessive heat warning expanded till 10:00 tonight, but it's in effect tomorrow and for saturday. we are looking at three more days of very high temperatures. check out some of the temperatures around the region. it's still 89 degrees we mentioned, most everybody still in the 80s. this is that cumulative effect we were talking about where the temperature just keeps getting warmer because we aren't cooling off at night. it's certainly here in the city with the pavement and concrete and the bricks retain that heat, but it's the heat index and humidity
are the plans that won't happen. i think the big plan to watch is the senate plan that you were talking about that was unveiled today. republicans and democrats are negotiating around that plan tonight. i think that has momentum. speaker boehner's plan he unveiled has already attracted criticism from conservatives as well as some house republicans. so where we stand right now, i don't think you'll get a deal signed into law by august 2nd. i just don't think there's enough time because it takes so much time to move a bill through the senate. could there be a deal by then? yes. >> there's no question americans are completely frustrated that our leaders just can't balance our books. obama said tonight that the american people need to become more vocal. will that even help? are legislators listening? >> i think some people would be frustrated by both speeches. here we have the president of the united states who vowed to change washington. washington is very much as partisan as ever and the head speaker boehner also running against washington criticizing washington and these are the two big washin
will visit the national mall this weekend. there is plenty to see. the big draw is the smithsonian folk-like festival. paul rafael gives a look at what makes this question popular. >> reporter: thousands of people descended on the national mall. it's the smithsonian life festival, 45 years strong. the event is held for two weeks every summer, overlapping with the 4th of july holiday. this year's festival includes three unique programs. >> one program features the cultural traditions of colombia and looking at communities throughout colombia and the way they work with nature to express their culture. another program we're presenting is on rhythm and blues and the third presents the peace corpses for the 50th anniversary. >> reporter: there was something for everyone where, it's food or live music like this and to get your groove on. sure, there is plenty of locals in the crowd but this festival is known for attracting visitors from all over the world. >> where are you from? >> new york. >> colombia. >> india. >> chattanooga, tennessee. >> reporter: and the draw? the cultural experience.
news. >>> and back to our other big story tonight, the punishing heat that continues to grip our region. here we are after 10:00 tonight live in d.c. and it's 90 degrees outside, feels like 99 degrees, but it's a bit cooler than it was this afternoon. get this. dulles registered the hottest temperature ever on record today, 105 degrees and in the district at times it felt like 120 degrees. sue palka with us now. is it ever going to stop? >> it's hard to almost put into words what we've been through and what i'm noticing is people that have lived in d.c. all their lives, we don't remember anything like this, widespread heat indexes of 115 to 120. the 120 we hit in d.c. which is what it feels like, that combination of heat and humidity, we don't it really keep records on that, but one of the guys at the weather service did a calculation and says you have to go back to july 16th, 1980, to find a day more humid than today. so if it feels like it's been decades, folks, it has. we hope it will be decades before we do it again, shawn. we had a few cooling thunderstorm earlier today and that he
and that branch, you know, fell from a good distance. and it's as big as some trees and there is a good-sized brang that fell down -- branch that fell down on the folks. there was no warning or noise. and it fell without warning and no one was trapped. thank you very much. >>> real quickly, we told by a person with d.c. parks that came by that they believe the tree was prettyo, about 75 years old -- pretty old, about 75 years ole. they don't know what caused the limbs to fall, but the city has langed an investigation to figure out exactly how this happened. it looks like a terrible accident at this point. we'll keep you updated on all of the individuals that were injured here. back to you. >> all right, thank you. >>> the british phone hacking scandal took center stage in front of parliament. lawmakers grilled rupert murdoch and the top executives over allegations that news of the world reporters hacked into personal phone messages. also, a heckler attacked murdock in the middle of the testimony. amy kellogg has more. >> reporter: rupert murdoch and his son james under intense scrutiny
>>> well, we are just a day away from the big capitol 4th concert and fireworks down on the national mall. if you don't want the deal with the crowds go down today. >> new rules for the nations air traffic controllers how the faa is trying to keep them awake at work after several scary incidents including one here at regan national. >>> early morning thunderstorms may have woken you up well before your alarm clock the nasty weather has moved out but we are not totally in the clear. good morning den. >> good morning storms started grumbling early in the morning hours. we are not in the clear. let's begin with a look at radar and show you with a is going on now. you can see our fox 5 live doppler radar, you can see where the rain has pushed its way to the south. lower southern maryland dealing with some of it a lot of areas east to the ocean. things are unsettled we have a frontal system we are dealing with. to our maps now, where you see temperatures right now, we are into the 70s everywhere across the area. low 70s. but we will heat up into the course of the afternoon
-- since we spoke at 10:00. it's 91 now, not a good sign. the big headline is we do this again tomorrow. check out our high temperatures today, 102 at national. that was within 1 degree of the record. we shattered that record at dulles, an all time high for dulles, 106 at bwi with 107 at the inner harbor of baltimore. we do want to warn you saturday is also going to be really hot. it might not get to 102, but we'll probably get to 100 or 101 degrees and it's all about that humidity as you know. check out the heatwave. we've still got the heat dome on top of us centered across the east coast even as far north as maine there were triple digit temperatures today. tomorrow we'll be right back inside the heat dome and we want you to be ready for not only the triple digit heat, but the fact it will feel like it's about 115 degrees. today we actually had a heat index of 120. that's the most humid day we've had since july 16th, 1980. check out temperatures. at 11:00 we're at 91 in the city, almost everyone else in the 80s. that's the only place at 91. that's typical of the city to stay hotter,
obama makes the announcement around 11:00. >>> a big story this morning. an awall soldier admits to planning an attack on fort hood. >> he sent an e-mail saying he confessed. we're learning more about the suspect this morning and what led authorities to him. >> reporter: they are crediting clerks at a gun store of being suspicious of the suspect. he said his muslim beliefs prevented him from fighting. it was put on hold because of child porn allegations. he went aball police arrested him wednesday at a texas motel. they got a tip from an employee a day earlier that he had arrived by taxi and bought six pounds of smokeless gun powder, 3 boxes of ammunition, and a magazine for a pistol. store clerks say they felt uncomfortable about the purchases being it was a considerable amount of ammunition and the questions he asked inned kaled he didn't know much about the items. the gun store is the same location where nadal hasan purchased the gun used in the 2009 attack on fort hood when 13 people were killed. police say he also visited an army surplus store where he bought a patch. offici
-founded mattel. his wife ruth invented the first big hit for the company which you might know as the barbie doll. the doll named after their daughter. happened her passed away july 21st at his home in california at the age of 95. >> a lot of boys loved the hot wheels cars for sure and girls loving the barbie dolls. >>> we do have some news we want to pass along to you right now. the story we've been following all morning long out of baltimore, a 7-month-old boy has been found in northeast d.c. he has been found okay. he is doing fine. we have few details right now but we do have a crew heading to the scene right now. we'll have more details now. that 7-month-old boy missing from baltimore for the past four days has been found and is doing okay. >> good news there. >> nothing in the weather department is going to be good news here until maybe early september but at least a gradual improvement with temperatures expected to be only in the low 1r0 today. we could use some rain and it looks like we have the possibility of that in the forecast as well. yeah, good news in the weather department as well
outdoors. >> a lot of people exercising. >> yes, today another beautiful one, highs 90, low hood mity, big changes tomorrow -- humidity, big changes tomorrow. >> good or bad side. >> hot side. numbers, 78 right now regan national, generally in the washington mid-atlantic, up in new england, boston 69. heart of the heat all summer long continues today looking at the five day forecast, in dallas, dallas does not have a forecast high under 102 so that gives you an idea how hot it is. wichita, 104, st. louis excessive heat warning the brunt of the heat off to the west a little piece of that energy will slip east and heat things up for us enjoy today by tomorrow and on friday, right back into the upper 90s close to 100 by friday. >>> satellite radar lots of sunshine expected mentioning all morning, carolinas, to new york, up to chicago, we don't have a cloud in the skies, just a few passing fair weather clouds, nice and dry highs 90 degrees even cooler than yesterday your five day forecast more humidity tomorrow, 95, friday dangerous heat likely heat advisoryings, near 100, not much better sat
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, a concern being if there's a big selloff there it could have a similar effect here in the u.s. at the white house mike emanuel, fox 5 news. >>> coming up at the bottom of the hour we'll go in depth as the stalemate continues on the hill. analysts on both sides of the political aisle will join us live in the studio at 10:30 tonight. >>> the death toll in norway now tops 90 and we're learn morgue about the suspect believed to be behind the -- more about the suspect believed to be behind the attacks. thousands around the world tonight are mourning including some here in the d.c. area. fox 5's roz plater is in the newsroom with the latest. >> that tragedy a world away hits home harder for some folks in our area who survived a homegrown terror attack at virginia tech four years ago and tonight they wanted to show their solidarity. >> reporter: sunset at the washington monument and four friends holding candlelight vigils all at the campus of virginia tech four years ago when a gunman killed 32 and wounded 25 and they share a bond with the people of norway. >> we are receiving so much global suppo
both raised their prices by about $8 a round trip. on the sunday shows, we heard the big problem with the faa right now is purely political. >> the american people are paying $1,000 a ticket in subsidy to people that are riding from airports with six passengers on a plane when they could drive an hour and a half and get an airplane and we won be paying the thousand dollars. so continued waste and duplication in the federal government. >> reporter: the president's chief of staff chose to focus less on waste and more on what he sees as republicans blocking an important bill. >> this dispute between the house and senate broke down and 4,000 people were laid off on friday because of a political inability for the house and the senate to get together. the republicans in the house said it is our way or, sorry, 4,000 people are laid off. that is not the way the government is supposed to work. >> air traffic controllers will not be affected by any of this mess. >>> other airlines including delta, con nbc-17al, united and virgin america have for the raised fares, passing down the savings t
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